Sept. 23 2009 12:00 AM

Rock ’n’ roll round-up

For those into indie-rock operas, The Dear Hunter will play an all-ages, early show at Mac’s Bar Thursday, Sept. 24. The Boston-based band is passing through Lansing before kicking off tours with post-hardcore hit makers Thrice and Thursday. Opening the show is Lansing space-rock outfit Elliot Street Lunatic and the post punk sounds of Lay of the Cid (Grand Rapids).

2700 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing. 6 p.m. All Ages. $10/$12.

Demented Detroit rap crew D12 is booked alongside a roster of Lansing hip-hop heavyweights on Friday, Sept. 25, at the Small Planet. While Eminem isn’t playing this gig, the rest of the Shady Records group (which includes Bizarre and Swift) are sure to bring vulgar and often humorous lyrics to the stage. Also slated to play are Potluck, Big Perm, Th?Unkowns and DJ Ruckus.

16800 Chandler Road, East Lansing. 9 p.m. 18 . $15.

If you’re already planning to check out some music this week, why not help out a great local cause while you’re at it? On Sunday, Sept. 27, eight local acts play a benefit for East Lansing’s Haven House. The shelter provides emergency housing and support for homeless families with children. Lansing’s Endless Aisle, Go Go Yugo!, Mr. Denton on Doomsday, Bedwell, Hucklebone and DJ JD and DJ Sammy will perform.

The Small Planet, 16800 Chandler Road, East Lansing, $5 donation, all ages, 5 p.m.